I'm still looking for writers, bloggers, and vloggers to join my site!
Want exposure for your writing, teach others, or share information, but don't have the knowledge, or don't want the hassle, of running your own website. Leave that to me!
You'll get your own "Page" here, without the hassle of upkeep. Take a look at my guest post guidelines for a rough idea of what I do here. Submit once a week, once every other week, or once a month and gain over 5,000 pageviews a week.
Contact me and let's open a discussion!
Looking for a way to make some money, or just want to express yourself in a blog? Don't know where to start?
Let me show you how I got started.
First you'll need a website:
There are lots of web hosting sites, either free or for a low price, depending on what you are planning. I use Weebly's starter program. It's an easy "drag and drop" setup where you drag design options to your page and fill them in.
Next you'll need an idea to write about:
I use several Apps and websites to get writing inspiration and ideas. Here are the Apps I use:
Now here are the websites I use:
HubSpot's Blog Topic Generator
Tweak Your Biz Idea Generator
Blog Title Generator
Then you write:
If you just want to blog on your own site, you just need to share your posts across your Social Media links. Maybe even start your own Facebook Page for your blog and link them.
If you want to be a freelance writer, you'll need to find places to submit your articles. To start out you can start small at content mills such as:
You can also do an easy web search using "(your topic) write for us" and it'll tell you different blogs and e-zines that accept freelance writer submissions. Some will be non-paying, and some will be paid. Don't shun the non-paying ones as this is a good way to build up your portfolio for other jobs.
Here's a great article that gives a large list of websites looking for writers.
You can also get started writing for my blog too! Here are my guidelines.
On the last day of this writing challenge:
"What Three Lessons do you Want Your Children to Learn from You?"
1. Collect Memories, not Things
I know it sounds like a cliche, but it's true.
I don't remember any of the stuff I've bought over the years, but I remember the trips I've taken and people I've met there.
So if an opportunity comes up, go for it! Even if it doesn't work out, you tried. it's better to be looking back on your life and say "I did it" or "I tried", than "what if" or "I should've".
2. Be Yourself
You are unique! Don't feel like you have to follow the "masses" to be accepted.
I know you two have a great bunch of friends at school now and that's great, hold on to them. But soon you'l be off to college and the real world, don't lose yourselves there. Stay true to yourselves and the right people and opportunities will come along.
3. We're Behind You
Your dad and I will always support you. That doesn't mean we'll agree with you or like what you're doing, but we're there for you.
That doesn't include fixing all your problems for you, or give you bail money Heh. We'll advise you how to fix those yourself but "you got yourself into this mess, you can get yourself out".
Wherever life takes you, we'll be there.
So reach for your goals Riley and Dani and know that I love you.
Getting closer to the end of the month....
"The Night of your 21st Birthday"
Seriously you want me to remember one night from 26 years ago?
I might have just started my March break from my Sophomore year in University.
I know I wouldn't be celebrating my new "drinking age" as Canadians can legally drink at age 19 so I've already been drinking for two years.
I wasn't much of a partier, so there wasn't a big celebration or anything, probably a dinner and small get-together with some family was all that happened.
Almost at the end....
"The word/phrase You use Constantly"
You may have seen me use it on my personal Facebook page or on my Twitter feed:
But I often say:
I say this when I read a stupid post, a news story and about ignorant people. Often muttered under my breath and it's all one word and often accompanied by an eyeroll. It's just something my parents and my grandfather have said.
The latest I've muttered this was when reading a news story written by a deaf woman chastising Nyle DiMarco, and I've written a response that you can read here.
So if you hear me mutter it you know something stupid just happened.
The Challenge today is to write about:
"What You Wore Today"
What I wore today is pretty much what I wear everyday.
Denim jeans and either a T-shirt, long sleeved T-shirt, a sweatshirt or a hoodie, all depending on the weather.
Working from home doesn't require a large wardrobe which is great.
I don't go to places that require anything "nicer" than that. I don't go anywhere that requires a dress, shorts, tank top or bathing suit either.
All because of my dermatillomania, which I've had for over 30 years. Over the last several years the scars have become harder and harder to heal. I've tried various things to stop but nothing works. Medications just does the opposite and exacerbates it instead.
This is the same reason why I don't take "selfies" and have stopped making YouTube videos.
Sometimes I don't even know I'm doing it until I'm told to stop by a family member. I feel embarrassed and ashamed and start picking again to feel better and the whole viscous cycle starts again.
Well crap, I just self-sabotaged my whole day. What started as an innocent question turned into an emotional revelation and now I'm worn out.